Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • 314KCAL

This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is a great, slimming-friendly twist on an old favourite – and low calorie and Points too!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories314
  • Carbs24g
  • Protein20g
  • Fat10g
  • Saturates3g
  • Sugars3g

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This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is a great, slimming-friendly twist on an old favourite – and it’s low on calories and Points too!

Our Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is super quick and easy to make, but feels really luxurious which makes it a perfect dinner party dish.

We’ve used smoked salmon in this recipe, but you could really use any smoked fish that you like – smoked mackerel would be delish for example – as long as you remember to adjust the calories and Points accordingly.

We love a little kick of heat in our food and so we usually serve this dish with a little sprinkling of chilli powder, but this is completely optional!

Our favourite accompaniment to this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara has to be tender stem broccoli or asparagus tips, but it’s so filling that you can also enjoy it just as it is!

What diets is this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara suitable for?

This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Parmesan

It can also be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Dried spaghetti

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara recipe?

  • You need to count 10 Points per portion of this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara?

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This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara really couldn’t be easier to make! You don’t need any fancy kitchen gadgets, just some basic equipment.

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How many calories are in this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara?

There are 314 calories per portion in this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. In the last 4 minutes of cooking time, add the frozen peas into the spaghetti to cook through.

Step 2

Beat the eggs in a bowl with the finely grated parmesan, chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Step 3

Drain the spaghetti and peas, but keep 250mls of the pasta water back – you’ll use this later. Keep the pasta and peas in the colander.

Step 4

Using the pan which you cooked the spaghetti and peas in, pop back on the heat and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Flake the hot smoked salmon fillets into the pan and heat through for a few minutes.

Step 5

Return the spaghetti and peas back to the saucepan with the salmon. Turn off the hob and remove the pan from the heat. Add the beaten egg mix, along with the pasta water and stir thoroughly, ensuring all the spaghetti is coated in the egg – this should take a couple of minutes.

Step 6

Serve immediately and top with a little sprinkle of parmesan if required!

What could I serve with this Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara?

This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara works really well when served with tender stem broccoli or asparagus tips. We also love it with any of the following dishes:

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How do you know when Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is cooked?

Your Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is ready when the spaghetti is cooked through and it’s all coated in the egg. Remember to take your pan off the heat before adding the egg as otherwise it’ll scramble!

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara in the fridge for approximately 2 days or so.

Can I freeze Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this dish.

How do I reheat Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara?

From chilled: This dish really is best served fresh, but if you want to reheat it then you’ll need to be really careful so that the eggs don’t scramble. We’d recommend heating very gently in a pan and adding a little hot water to loosen the sauce.

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Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara

This Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Carbonara is a great, slimming-friendly twist on an old favourite - and low calorie and Points too!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 314
  • Carbs 24G
WW Points
  • 10 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 240 g dried spaghetti
  • 180 g hot smoked salmon
  • 250 ml pasta water keep back before draining the pasta
  • 100 g frozen peas
  • 10 g parmesan finely grated
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives or dried chives
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • salt and pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. In the last 4 minutes of cooking time, add the frozen peas into the spaghetti to cook through.
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl with the finely grated parmesan, chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Drain the spaghetti and peas, but keep 250mls/1 cup of the pasta water back - you'll use this later. Keep the pasta and peas in the colander.
  4. Using the pan which you cooked the spaghetti and peas in, pop back on the heat and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Flake the hot smoked salmon fillets into the pan and heat through for a few minutes.
  5. Return the spaghetti and peas back to the saucepan with the salmon. Turn off the hob and remove the pan from the heat. Add the beaten egg mix, along with the pasta water and stir thoroughly, ensuring all the spaghetti is coated in the egg - this should take a couple of minutes.
  6. Serve immediately and top with a little sprinkle of parmesan if required!

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WendySaturday 21st September 2019

Enjoyed this meal

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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Denise WildeThursday 1st August 2019

Definitely making this delicious relief soo.

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OrlaMonday 29th April 2019

Really delicious, I added quark too to make it extra creamy. Just wondering, is it okay to reheat or will it make the eggs scramble?

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    Emma TMonday 3rd June 2019

    Hi Orla,

    I’ve not tried reheating it but I think you’re right about it cooking the eggs – you could try reheating very gently and add a little hot water in ????

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